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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Interesting experiment! But since apparently illegal because it's damaging to the environment, aren't you concerned about that? What exactly makes the process so damaging?

I think that you have misunderstood - this is a project for us based on a love for the environment and history and elegant style.

We have no plans to us the old UK style of madder production and at no time have we suggested it. You can research UK environmental law if you would like more details.

Instead we have traditionally (as in over 100s of years) used natural dies in our family dyeing and weaving tradition.

Currently we use a wide range of fabrics ranging from modern chemical dyes on jacquard looms to hand woven hand dyed fabrics.

If we start using natural madder root as a dye it will be in a traditional hand crafted process not a modern factory system.

Growing madder is time consuming but the real challenge is finishing - and we are still working on this.
post #30632 of 37482
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

menswear > environment

 

Menswear Rules Everything Around Me

post #30633 of 37482
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Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post


I think that you have misunderstood - this is a project for us based on a love for the environment and history and elegant style.

We have no plans to us the old UK style of madder production and at no time have we suggested it. You can research UK environmental law if you would like more details.

Instead we have traditionally (as in over 100s of years) used natural dies in our family dyeing and weaving tradition.

Currently we use a wide range of fabrics ranging from modern chemical dyes on jacquard looms to hand woven hand dyed fabrics.

If we start using natural madder root as a dye it will be in a traditional hand crafted process not a modern factory system.

Growing madder is time consuming but the real challenge is finishing - and we are still working on this.

 

OK, thanks for clearing that up!

post #30634 of 37482
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Yeah. I meant to type "Western" there.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2014/09/02/the-average-work-week-is-now-47-hours/

Which doesn't speak to how productive they are during those hours. Still, the 9-6 is clearly going the way of the dodo in a lot of professions. I'd hazard especially those that require you to wear a tie and/or jacket.

I am definitely unproductive at least 2 hours each day. I simply don't have the mental stamina to go at something 5-6 hours straight without a break.

 

A bit late, but I couldn't find this infographic yesterday. You may find it interesting:

 

 

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post #30635 of 37482
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post
 

 

Menswear Rules Everything Around Me

 

Dolla dolla bills ya'll....?

post #30636 of 37482
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

Dolla dolla bills ya'll....?

 

This is how we do it.

post #30637 of 37482
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I've of course thought about pairing it with a lighter colored jacket, but that seems like it might be a bit of a cliche, though some cliches are apropos.

What do you mean by cliche? I mean, something either looks good or bad, right?

Sincerely curious.
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


What do you mean by cliche? I mean, something either looks good or bad, right?

Sincerely curious.

Cliche might not be the right word. If something works you go with it, but in my experience the dark shirt light jacket doesn't always work. Sometimes it looks totally douchey, and sometimes it looks fantastic. But the guys who end up looking douchey think they are the coolest thing in the world. I'm just not sure I'm sophisticated enough judge on me what wold look douchey vs what would work.

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

Cliche might not be the right word. If something works you go with it, but in my experience the dark shirt light jacket doesn't always work. Sometimes it looks totally douchey, and sometimes it looks fantastic. But the guys who end up looking douchey think they are the coolest thing in the world. I'm just not sure I'm sophisticated enough judge on me what wold look douchey vs what would work.

Douchiness is at least 70% attitude. I can see from halfway around the world you're not a douchy character, so I imagine you'd be in the clear. thumbs-up.gif
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Douchiness is at least 70% attitude. I can see from halfway around the world you're not a douchy character, so I imagine you'd be in the clear. thumbs-up.gif

Thanks! :)

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This picture is obviously quite different form the problem I was trying to solve, but I think it's related. It's low contrast and high contrast at the same time, and it looks fantastic, almost textbook on how to wear dark shirts in a CM (in this case more casual) setting. I love it.

 

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I think that looks terrible. Polo shirt with a sport coat? Dark blue jacket over a dark blue shirt? No way.
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Since y'all are talking about dark shirts - this is my favorite:

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I wear polos with jackets on occasion. Summer is hot in Kentucky, but I enjoy my jackets to much to wear them less often in the summer. I find the polo/jacket combo to be a nice compromise, although it may not be the most sartorially correct choice. I also think that long sleeved polos or rugbys can look very nice under an odd jacket.
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An example of the long sleeved polo being pulled off, via the Die Workwear blog.
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